Felt like a precursor to better existential explorations by Hertzfeldt.
Great animation throughout though.
One of the most tender depictions of memory I've seen in any piece of art, and only elevated by Kon's magically surreal editing and directing. Where Paprika left me wanting him to develop the story slightly beyond the bare essentials, I was more easily able to be drawn along by "Millenium Actress". I am still crying over the ending while I write this.
I've been lucky, or unlucky depending on your stomach, to dive into three seminal serial killer/psychopath classics of the 90s this month: Funny Games, Silence of the Lambs, and of course, Se7en (this is the last time I will type it like that). Of these, I unfortunately have to say that this is the least successful of the three, and I have difficulty explaining why.
There are so many excellent concepts and scenes that the film lays out that truly…